Marilynn teaches a mandolin week every summer at the SummerKeys workshop in Lubec, Maine. The SummerKeys musical programs are designed to offer the busy adult student the opportunity to become immersed in music study and practice. There are no admission requirements, and the premise is: “Come as you are to enjoy the study, the work and the beauty of the Maine Coast. This year Marilynn is offering a Mandolin & Guitar Consort week from July 11-15,
the Bay State holds the 32 counties of the old sod dear throughout the year. About a quarter of Massachusetts residents claim Irish heritage, according to the US Census, which makes us the most Irish state in the union.
There are a number of different things you can do to make your tenor banjo playing more "Irish"—more idiomatic to the style, phrasing, and aesthetics of traditional Irish music. This factor is shaped by considerations which include left-hand position and fingering, right hand technique and position, and, most crucially, phrasing and articulation (usually described, misleadingly, as "ornamentation").